WL//WH Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips

Weekly Post-Punk / Darkwave / Dark Synth Tips – JUNE #22-23

photo by Anastasia Hotina

  • [NTS Sunday / 14-05-23] Post-Punk Britain: Scotland.

A broad survey, featured by Glasgow-based record label Are You Before, of the Scottish post-punk output, covering synth-pop, industrial, minimal synth, new wave, goth rock, and indie. Featuring obscurities, tracks from well-known artists, and a number of interview segments from the era.

  • Smolensk, Russia new wave /post-punk one-man band Gorodki “Love till Death” single

“Love till Death” instills surreal macabre obsessions layering a wandering blistering tangle of prickly and bleeding guitar melodies with chugging bass lines and rapid tinny beats to immerse numb detached vocal romanticism simmering with angsty passion.

  • Bogotá Colombia Post-punk /Electro /Dark Wave /Electronic solo project of Juan Manuel a.k.a Mel Zb., Noromakina “Luna” new single [Cold Transmission Music]

The brand new single from the current one-man band from Bogotà ignites dark, dangerous, dancing nocturnal moods through a relentless undulating stabbing bassline, lashing stacked marching beats, distant clapping dominions, and droning shocking synth strains, to engulf layers of skewed vocal distortions with intoxicating haunting frequencies of secretive flickering shadows.

  • Cologne, Germany retro new wave /synthpop /coldwave act Cold Rent “Possession [Extended Remix]” single [appartement 3]

Retro Industrial-dusted Cold Wave of earnest DIY craftwork, as often occurs from the Cologne-based label, for once with the remix version up worthy of the original. Frigid, misty spectral menace flares through the steady punchy beats, cut through by rumbling murky bass throbs, of a hissing and crackling industrialized rhythmic pattern, surrounded by warped synth glows, and crushed icy bright poignant drifting melodies, resounding over high, angsty vocal pain, threatened mercilessly by aggressive distortions, into a dim-lit danger of a remorseless “Possession.”

  • Los Angeles based dark electronic pop duo Brian Belknap (Mind Machine) & Adam Collier (Crush333, MDA and Full Frontal Disco), BlakLight – “Prey” from V/A “Back From the Grave – Vol. 1” 6th and newest charity compilation from L.A. based Darkness Calling label

It’s not usual to listen to a compilation from the Dark Music scene with lots of quality songs, in this case by mainly LGBTQIA+ artists, donated to a good cause as well as inspired by the cult classic Return of the Living Dead. Not to be missed!!!

  • Spanish dark ambient /drone /ethereal /neo-classical /spoken word collaborative project, Maud the moth + trajedesaliva “Perla” from the concept album “Bordando el manto terrestre” on ltd. Cassette & CD formats.
  • Bern, Switzerland coldwave /minimal synth duo Sadie La Chèvre & Nora Düster, aka Extra Bleu Ciel – “Smart Cities”                                                                                                                                                             
  • Germany EBM /Post-punk /Coldwave /Darkwave duo Left For Pleasure “Diffuse” single
  • Stockholm-based darkwave /coldwave /minimal synth /electronic music duo Hidden Lines “Nimetön” from the debut album “Uusi Aalto” on Unterschall (tape)
  • Rothwell, UK ephemeral wave project by composer and artist Iris Voss, AKA Rites of Sin “Daydarkness” from the upcoming debut s/t album                                                                                                                     
  • Los Angeles-based post-punk /darkwave duo conceived in Minneapolis/St Paul, HALLOWS “Talk To Me” from the upcoming sophomore album “A Quieter Life”
  • Berlin-based experimental /dark electronic /darkwave duo NNHMN “Hungrige Liebe” from the new album “Circle of Doom”
  • Pioneer French minimal synth /coldwave band founded in Bourges in 1983, Opéra Multi Steel “Quand” from the upcoming 40th-anniversary tribute CD+Book “Elégies Mémorielles” [Industrial Complexx]
  • Bavarian noise /dark electro /noir avant-pop of noise chanteuse and former member of German industrial act Thorofon, Isabelle Wörner, aka Geneviéve Pasquier “Berühren” (Profil cover) from the upcoming 2-track 7″ single “Indecent Behaviour” [ant-zen]
  • Passau/Munich Darkwave /EBM trio Rue Oberkampf “Solitude” single
  • Patras-based Greek Darkwave duo Grey Gallows “Dying Light (ACTORS Remix)” from “(RMXS)” EP  [Cold Transmission Music]
  • St. Gallen, Switzerland synthpop /new wave /post-punk duo Q-7 Three Times “O-3 // Zéro” from 2-track 10″ EP “Atmosphère”
  • Offenbach, Germany darkwave /coldwave /synthpop duo Recht Auf Rausch – “Küss Mich” from “Kuschelrock” EP
  • Berlin-based post-punk /synth pop /dark wave /electronic producer and guitarist Anton Koba, aka ROUTINE “Rescue Fire” single
  • Mysterious electronic /post-punk /darkwave act Diaco D’Enfer – “Ean Isoun Edo” off upcoming V/A “5 Years 5OIL Records” 5xCD 5th-anniversary compilation [SOIL]
  • Dublin based EBM / Dark Wave /Post-punk duo Bean Si “Stuck in the Mud ( Radio Edit )” single
  • Richmond, VA goth /synth wave /dark electronics solo project, Petrified Entity “Defiled Crypt” single
  • Palmira, Colombia EBM /minimal wave solo project HUMAN 80 – “Verfolgung” off the album “Die Methode”
  • German EBM/ Goth /Techno /Wave /Synthpop trio Die Selektion “Zeuge aus Licht” single [Der Katalog]
  • Portland, OR industrial /EBM /synthpunk duo PUERTA NEGRA “Control” from upcoming “Playa Sola” EP 12″ via Synthicide
  • Detroit, MI electronic /techno /EBM project led by Tyler Baker, Comfort Cure “Last Thing” from upcoming cassette EP “Design International” [DKA Records]
  • Belgian veteran dark electro /EBM project led by Jacky Meurisse, aka Signal Aout 42 (SA42) “Haunted souls” from the upcoming LP “Ex+Voto”
  • Hamburg‘s veteran Industrial /Electro-Goth/New Wave /Post-punk 3-piece band formed in 1986, Girls Under Glass feat. DerHarms – “Eiskalt / Sunburst” from the LP “Backdraft” on Dependent
  • US industrial /EBM / synthpop solo project Circuit Preacher “Take Control” single on darkTunes
  • German future-pop /synthpop act The Saint Paul “Melancholy Of The Sun (The Saint Paul Remix)” off “Melancholy Of The Sun” EP [Infacted Recordings]
  • UK new wave /synth-pop duo THE DISTANT MINDS “Simple Life ’83”
  • Leeds, UK post-punk /new wave /synthpop duo of S. Whitfield & F. Nau, aka SCENIUS “La Même Nuit” from the LP “Life Is A Thing”
  • Danish industrial /synthpop solo project, ee:man “One Last Chance, feat. Joel Alexander” single on Town And Towers Records
  • Columbus, Ohio alternative electronic /dark electropop duo SUMMORE “Magic Pill” from the upcoming second LP “New Pain”
  • Bergen, Norway darkwave /trip-hop /dark pop act, Melt Motif – “This is the End” from the upcoming remix album “Vandalism Vol. 2” [Apollon Records]
  • Los Angeles synth wave /darkwave project of damian daviid, aka CELLAR DOVES “Spirit” new single from upcoming LP on love death disco
  • Richmond, Virginia dark ambient/industrial/dark electro/EBM/synth-wave project SEVERED SKIES “Noir Dreams (Remix feat. Faux Pas)”
  • Oudtshoorn, South Africa’s recluse Piano Doom /Darkwave artist Charles East feat. Marisca Rain – “Dead Beat Dance” from V/A “Back From the Grave – Vol. 1” charity compilation on Darkness Calling
  • Gothic /Synthpop /Darkwave band from Finland, Distant Stares “Lost” single
  • German Synthpop /Post-punk /Darkwave duo urbandoned. “Gone Ashstray” fifth single of the upcoming new album
  • Azusa, CA goth /post-punk /darkwave solo project Vomer “After Hours” from “Voth Summer” EP
  • UK eclectic darkwave solo project from Kendal, Claustraphobia “Waiting For The Rain” single
  • Los Angeles-based post-punk /new wave /synthpop solo project FEVR “Speak” single
  • Colombian darkwave /post-punk solo project Píldora Letal “Cicatrices” from the upcoming third LP “Altar de Escombros”
  • Bryansk/Moscow, Russia coldwave /post-punk band Predznanie “Нет” single
  • Tbilisi, Georgia darkwave /post-punk duo .XEROX. “Oblivion” single
  • Californian goth /dungeon synth /post-punk duo Pieti “The Thrill” from the debut “Underneath” EP               
  • Chicago-based dream pop /post-punk band SOFT KILL “Behind The Rain” from the new Soft Kill album “Metta World Peace” via Cercle Social Records
  • Portland-based deathrock /goth rock /post-punk power trio TEMPLE “Loveless” from the upcoming album “Submission” on SwissDarkNights Label
  • Grenoble, France Dark Rock /Post-Punk duo VARSOVIE “Perspective Nevski” single on Icy Cold Records
  • Detroit, MI alternative /goth /shoegaze /post-punk 5-piece, Love Interest “Wretched Sisters” from the debut EP “Motherwound”
  • Los Angeles-based Shoegaze /Dark Wave /Post-Punk project OCCULTS “Communion” single
  • Polish new wave /post-punk outfit KORUS “Złote światło pierwszego zachodu” single on Pegaz
  • Los Angeles‘ indie-goth/ post-punk band Warsaw Pact “Still” 2nd single from the upcoming sophomore EP
  • Glasgow, UK goth /new wave /post-punk 4-piece (former or current members of Rose McDowall’s Band, Shopping, The Royal We, Dancer, Anxiety), Current Affairs “No Fuss” from the forthcoming debut LP “Off the Tongue” on Tough Love
  • Leeds, UK-based Indie Rock /Post-Punk five-piece Treeboy & Arc “Behind The Curtain” from the upcoming debut LP “Natural Habitat” on Clue Records
  • Berlin-based hardcore /punk /post-punk band GLAAS “Cruel Heart, Cold Summer” off the eponymous 7″ EP on Static Shock Records
  • Brooklyn, NY punk /no wave /art-rock /post-punk band CS Cleaners “Wash Me” from the debut lathe cut 7″/cassette EP “Drolomon”